Moyses Szklo Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Moyses Szklo is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his medical degree from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and both his Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health degrees from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read more
In recognition of his many contributions to cardiovascular epidemiology and teaching, Dr. Szklo has been the recipient of the US National Institutes of Health Robert S. Gordon, Jr. and the Harvard School of Public Health Cutter Lectureship awards and the Stebbins Medal from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also recipient of two “Golden Apples,” conferred by the Hopkins Students’ Assembly. Dr. Szklo is a past president of the Society of Epidemiologic Research and past honorary vice-president of the American Public Health Association. He is an elected member of the Epidemiology Council of the American Heart Association and of the American Epidemiologic Society. He has lectured in numerous countries and has served as a consultant to the health ministries of Italy, Brazil, and Catalonia (in Spain). He is currently the principal investigator of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Institute of Public Health–based Study of Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents (Brazilian acronym, “ERICA”), a population-wide study of metabolic syndrome and other risk factors in Brazilian adolescents. For his public health contributions in Brazil, he was awarded a “Commander of the Brazilian Republic” title by the Brazilian government.